by Vincenzo Grimani (1655? - 1710)

Oton, qual portentoso fulmine è questi?
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Oton, qual portentoso  
fulmine è questi? Ah ingrato
cesare, infidi amici, e cieli ingiusti:
ma più del ciel, di Claudio, e degl'amici
ingiusta, ingrata, ed infedel Popea.
Io traditor? Io mostro
d'infedeltà? Ahi cielo, ahi fato rio,
evvi duolo maggior del duolo mio?


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Otho, what portentous lightning-bolt is this?", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-13
Line count: 8
Word count: 43